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Eye Abnormalities Found in Infants with Microcephaly in Brazil Free

The Zika virus has been implicated in vision-threatening eye lesions in infants born with microcephaly, according to a case series in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

FDA Advises Restricting Fluoroquinolone Use for Certain Indications

Fluoroquinolone risks outweigh benefits for treatment of sinusitis, bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

Drug Prior Authorizations Are a Very Blunt Tool for Cost Containment — And They’re Annoying Free

Dr. Paul Sax discusses those dreaded forms — insurance prior authorizations — and what impact they have on HIV clinical care.

Guideline Watch

Nonoccupational Postexposure Prophylaxis for HIV: Updated Guidelines

Some helpful updates have been made to these guidelines.

Management of Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Low-Incidence Countries

This WHO-issued document provides evidence-based guidance on whom to test and how to treat for latent tuberculosis infection in countries with low tuberculosis incidence.